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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Recruit a Student-Athlete

by Jessica Palm | Jan 18, 2016

Knowing intern season in Kansas City is quickly approaching and soon-to-be grads will start applying for full-time jobs, we asked our friends at Kansas Athletics to offer insight on why student-athletes make great employees:

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  1. They are goal oriented

    Before every season begins, goals are made and standards are set. Student-Athletes view every day as an opportunity to improve. Like in any business, goals are essential to peak performance in all disciplines. Student-athletes understand how to set and go after goals. 

  2. They are service minded

    On top of responsibilities that come with practices, travel and academics, student-athletes actively act as ambassadors for their communities. For example, Jayhawk student-athletes logged 1,042 hours of community service from September 2015-December 2015.

  3. They are competitive

    A triple overtime win, a tournament victory, a trip to the final four, Big 12 Championship game appearance, a national championship. No, this isn’t just talking about basketball, these are accolades from all of our sports which means all of our student-athletes know how to compete. This competitive nature transfers perfectly into any career.

  4. Work well in teams

    Student-athletes come from different countries and states. We pride ourselves on our student-athletes working together from diverse backgrounds to be successful and accomplish goals together as one team.

  5. They are leaders
    Student-athletes receive leadership training on and off the field from coaches, mentors and peers. By emphasizing development in areas besides athletics, student-athletes are better equipped to encounter life’s challenges, and well aligned to succeed on the playing field and beyond.

Want to meet student athletes first hand? Kansas Athletics invites us to its Annual Career Night to meet top talent and build relationships that will transcend the evening.

Who: Kansas Athletics Student-Athlete Career Night
Where: Booth Family Hall of Athletics in Allen Field House
When: February 1, 2016 6:30-8:30 p.m.
How: Register for this complimentary event 

If you have any questions about recruiting student-athletes, contact Carrah Haley, director of career development at Kansas Athletics, and to learn more about TeamKC contact Jessica Nelson.

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